C.J. Sanders

MA, LMFT Intern

C.J. Sanders

MA, LMFT Intern

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Dr. James Soliday, LMFT
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Free 20 minute phone consultation.
My standard fee is $90 per 50-minute hour. I do offer a sliding scale down to $60 per 50-minute hour based on need and availability.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Portland, Oregon 97239

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My Approach to Helping

*All services being offered through secure telehealth at this time.

During these uncertain times the vitality of our relationships are more important than ever. The added stress of isolation, anxieties, and fears of the unknown are only compounding the struggles in our relationships with our partners. You may be feeling the pressure on what you have been aware of as unresolved issues or you may just be struggling in the moment to adjust to a new reality. I have found that with some focused attention on their relationship couples can actually thrive during this time!
Every struggle contains a kernel of hope and the possibility for renewed connection and intimacy. Together we can identify and address what needs to be strengthened and nurtured between the two of you and what blocks are keeping you from having the relationship you desire. Now is a great time to pause and shift some energy into improving your relationship.

Couples are experiencing new and unprecedented opportunities for growth. Let’s explore together how you and your partner can thrive during this time and come out the other side with greater intimacy, connection, and resiliency.

More Info About My Practice

When working with couples I utilize attachment theory and EFT. I believe our primary relationships impact us on a deep and lasting level and therefore the health of these relationships is vital to our well-being. Are there old wounds, bad habits, or a general feeling of discontent getting in the way of your relationship? Together we can address how to de-escalate conflict, identify your particular negative communication cycle, and then increase nurturing, bonding, and intimacy. In a collaborative process we will identify what needs to be strengthened and nurtured between the two of you and eliminate the blocks that are keeping you from having the relationship you desire.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult Individuals, Couples, Families, LGBTQ, Clergy, Persons of Faith

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
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